The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

The Three Musketeers

In March of 1844, the Parisian paper The Century began publishing installments of a new tale by France’s favorite author, Alexandre Dumas. Week after week readers thrilled to the adventures of the brave and clever d’Artagnan and his loyal comrades. Collected for book publication at the end of that year, and quickly translated into a dozen languages, The Three Musketeers was a worldwide sensation—nowhere more so than in the United States. Ci...


Details The Three Musketeers

TitleThe Three Musketeers
ISBN9781681776149
Author
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherPegasus Books
GenreClassics, Fiction, Favorites, Historical, Historical Fiction, Adventure
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Reviews The Three Musketeers

  • Bill Kerwin
    2007-05-21
    This is not the most profound of novels, but it may be the most compelling. Many of its sequences--the Diamond Studs, Milady's seduction of Felton, the attempt of The Three to rescue Constance--move with remarkable rapidity. More notable than these, however, is the entire exposition, something many novelists have found to be a thankless chore, if not a stumbling block. It occupies a full sixty pages, 10% of the book, and, although it covers much ...
  • Madeline
    2009-01-01
    I thought that Queen Margot couldn't be topped. I should have known better. Honestly, I do not have enough space to fully explain all the ways I adore this book. But I'll try to condense it. -First, the four main characters. Love, love, love, and more love. Aramis and Porthos - the Merry and Pippin of the group, if you'll excuse the extremely dorkish LOTR cross-reference - made me laugh; D'Artagnan was charming even though (or maybe because) he h...
  • Manny
    2010-01-30
    This is a kick-ass novel, and I am indeed kicking my own ass for not having read it earlier. I'm ashamed to say that I thought it was a children's book. My wife indignantly refuses any responsibility for my mistake... as she points out, it's entirely my fault if I drew the wrong inferences from the fact that her mother read it aloud to her as an eight year old. It turns out, on closer examination of the facts, that Elisabeth's mom must have skipp...
  • Agir(آگِر)
    2015-04-24
    سه تفنگدار جزو رمان هاي اسطوره اي و جاویدان است.داستان پهلوانانی كه براي هر ماجراجويي سرشان حسابي درد مي كند.در هر جايي باشند و در هر جبهه اي، اولين چيزي كه به فكرشان مي رسد دوستی و نجات جان یکدیگر استوقايع كتاب در فرانسه و در زماني اتفاق مي افتد كه ه...
  • Brad
    2009-01-13
    This is going to take some explaining, but my guiltiest pleasure when it comes to books is Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers.I hear you saying, "How on Earth can that be a guilty pleasure?" I know. It's a recognized classic. It has far reaching pop culture impact.It's considered one of the greatest adventures ever written. It has two of the most memorable "villains" in literature; it has four kick ass action heroes. It has sword fights, roman...
  • Luffy
    2017-03-28
    I'm not going to waste more time than necessary for this classic. The problem seems to come from me, since I couldn't follow a lot of the dialog. I couldn't make any sense of what transpired here, especially in the last third of the book.I liked the intrigue with the royal couple of LouisXIII and Anne d'Autruche. And as soon as these historical characters disappeared from the book did my enjoyment evaporate as well. Like I said, I don't want to d...
  • Bradley
    2018-03-06
    Most people know the story. At the very least, they know about the story or they can quote that famous line. I was one of those peeps. I had never bothered to read the book because I saw an adaptation or two. lolI'm so silly. So I finally read the book and it was better! Surprise, surprise, right? There's even MORE pathos, chivalry, swordplay, hails of bullets, swooning maidens, and truly an evil Cardinal and a nasty Milady to butt heads against....
  • Sara
    2015-01-23
    I am a drama addict. I admit it. I don’t generally go for comedy. I will pick a movie that makes me cry over one that makes me laugh every time, and it is pretty much the same with my books. But when I do read something humorous, I love satire, wit, subtle humor. Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde or Will Rogers are my style. Imagine my surprise that Alexander Dumas has made me laugh aloud in The Three Musketeers. They are so over-the-top, while written a...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    2016-09-02
    The initial tale where d'Artagnon as a relatively poor, relationless noble arriving in Paris and making friends with the legendary Porthos, Athos and Artemis and subsequently participating in a big adventure is one of the most exhilarating books of the 19th C in French literature. While not a children's book (due to the difficulty of the French text), the story itself is of course widely known and a favourite for story tellers (using abridged or ...
  • Lisa
    2007-06-23
    If I was a Physicist, I would explain it like this: Athos, Porthos and Aramis are like the protons in an atom. D'Artagnan the neutrons that stabilize it. Actually, this would mean they are Lithium. So, keep them away from water. Or else...unfortunately the King sends them on an expedition to the isles. Now, they would have to cross the channel to get there, would they not? On their way, however, it shows that rivers and winecellars are no good ei...
  • Peter
    2008-02-06
    Did you know there were 4 musketeers? Did you also know they were not very nice guys? One guy won't let his servant ever speak. One is having an affair with a married woman, and ridicules her for gifts she buys him. Another can't decide whether to have an affair or be a priest, but constantly pinches his ears to make them a more attractive color. Since they don't seem to be paid much to be musketeers they are constantly grifting off of other peop...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2008-04-28
    908. Les Trois Mousquetaires = The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumasسه تفنگدار - الکساندر دوما (هرمس / زرین، گوتنبرگ) ادبیات فرانسهعنوان: سه تفنگدار در ده جلد؛ اثر: الکساندر دوما؛ مترجم: ذبیح الله منصوری؛ تهران، زرین، گوتنبرگ، 1378؛ در 10 جلد؛ شابک دوره: 9644072227؛ چاپ دوم 1382؛ موضوع: داست...
  • Trish
    2018-03-15
    All for one and one for all. Probably THE most well-known quote from any book in history. This is the tale of D’Artagnon, a young Gascon traveling to Paris to seek his fortune and finding the three Musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis upon his arrival.From then on, it is a swashbuckling adventure full of intrigues, sword fights, heartbreak and much more.The story has been adapted too many times to count them all, making the names of the Muskete...
  • مصطفى عرابى
    2017-10-17
    هي ليست قصة مغامرات عادية، هي قصة عن أخلاق الفرسان ذات خلفية تاريخية هامةألكسندر ديماس أفضل من يمزج في أعماله بين الواقع و الخيال بشكل يصعب التفريق بينهما، في عمله الحالي يستعرض ديماس جزء هام من تاريخ فرنسا و يتناول شخصيات حقيقية، و إن كانت كثير من...
  • J.G. Keely
    2007-05-13
    Remarkable book. I have been, on occasion, accused of some sort of self-set elitism which suffuses my opinions and critiques on literature. It seems people are often more likely to think one has an ulterior motive for liking or not liking a book rather than looking at the presented arguments. In any case, I would posit this book as the countermand to that sentencing. It is not a literary book, as such, as it does not place itself in a deep refere...
  • Daniel
    2009-02-13
    I've had more fun reading "The Three Musketeers" than I've had with any book in a long time, and my only regret is that I didn't find my way to Dumas sooner. It's bursting with swordplay, political intrigue, romance, fortunes won and lost, mistresses kept and stolen, poisoned wine, devious nobility, and vengeance sought and attained. What more could a reader ask for? While "The Three Musketeers" isn't the most intellectually challenging book ever...
  • Manny
    2011-09-16
    For the Celebrity Death Match Review Tournament, The Lord of the Rings (2) versus Les Trois Mousquetaires (31) Three musketeers for the elven kings under the skySeven for the dwarf-lords in their halls of stoneNine for mortal man, doomed to dieOne for Cardinal Richelieu It's a beautiful afternoon here at the Coliseum, and they're cleaning up after the Lions v Christians fixture... Christians lost as usual, ha ha... everyone's looking forward to t...
  • Jo (A rather Bookish Geek)
    2017-08-22
    It has took me longer than usual to get through this book, but hell, there are so many amazing books to be devoured! The Three Musketeers is an exquisite adventure story, with the "Fun" element on overdrive! I mean, this is classic literature with a twist. I just loved the sword fights and the utter sarcasm. The writing style Dumas uses flows with such ease, and is very humorous. I found myself howling a lot more than I thought I would! I loved t...
  • Jessica
    2007-12-11
    Well, it was no Count of Monte Cristo, but it was still exciting and dramatic. I was much more into the second half, when it starts focusing on the diabolical Lady de Winter. One disappointment was that I had always envisioned the Three Musketeers to be noble, just, Robin Hood-type characters. It turns out that, though brave, they are quite selfish and immoral, and tend to murder people with little provocation. None of the musketeers was very lik...
  • Lizzy
    2017-04-26
    What an adventure! Highly recommended.
  • Antonio
    2016-12-22
    —Y ahora, señores —dijo D’Artagnan sin tomarse el trabajo de explicar su conducta a Porthos—, todos para uno y uno para todos, esa es nuestra divisa, ¿no es así? —Pero… —dijo Porthos. —¡Extiende la mano y jura! —gritaron a la vez Athos y Aramis. Vencido por el ejemplo, rezongando por lo bajo, Porthos extendió la mano y los cuatro amigos repitieron a un solo grito la fórmula dictada por D’Artagnan: «Todos para uno, uno p...
  • Anna Kļaviņa
    2012-12-30
    I'm surprised that d'Artagnan and his three friends in so many people eyes are heroes and "good" guys. Because they are not. Author has made cruelty, crime and sinful deeds OK if its done by "inseparable" friends and cloaked it in heroism and gallantry. I had a lot what-the-heck moments. Almost every chapter. The book is full of "Duma's occasional lapses of memory" However the story is interesting and the book is a true page turner.
  • Piyangie
    2017-12-28
    I'm bit at a loss as to how to review this book. I'm burdened with mixed feelings, and both these positive and negative views compete with each other in their importance and priority threatening my ability to write a coherent review. I can only try, for I need to pen my thoughts; I desperately need it out. I will not venture to state the story or any part of it, for there cannot be many who have not read it, or if not, have watched a movie adapta...
  • J
    2008-05-19
    There exist in the world authors from previous eras whose characters have become so ubiquitous in the popular culture that they undergo a strange kind of infantalizing. The rather serious philosophical questions Robert Louis Stevenson posed about mind-body duality and evolution are passed over in favor of the monster story of wicked Mr. Hyde. Jonathan Swift’s venomous satires of English life are reduced to the tale of an island of little people...
  • Victoria
    2016-01-08
    4,5/5Une très bonne lecture ! L'intrigue met bien 200 pages à décoller, mais ensuite, sa complexité et sa construction la rendent assez addictive malgré quelques longueurs. Les personnages sont attachants et drôles parce que très stéréotypés - sauf Milady, qui est si détestable qu'on se délecte de chacune de ses apparitions et de ses manipulations. La plume de Dumas, cachée derrière un narrateur assez interventionniste, était savou...
  • Abigail Amor
    2016-03-15
    The book did not disappoint.All for one and one for all! Yes Two is better than one. Yet three is much better than two. There is something happening every chapter.Fast paced and adventurous it is. It's also a little amusing how extremely formal the book is, even the insults are too formal. Overall, The Three Musketeers is a book that one must read even once in his life for it is certainly worth the read.
  • Frogy (Ivana)
    2014-10-31
    Stidim se što sam ovoliko razvukla čitanje :( i moram da priznam da sam se odlično zabavila čitajući je. Sjajna priča o prijateljstvu i odličan podsetnik da sam čitanje i zavolela uz ovakve istorijske romane (sve mi se više smeši ponovno iščitavanje Anđelike-samo ovaj put u novom ruhu :D )
  • Ahmed
    2012-07-21
    كان الدافع الأول لقراءة تلك الرواية هو فيلم slumdog millionaireوجدتها ف مكتبة أبي فلم أتردد في إضافتها لقائمة قراءآتيالمثير أن الفرسان الثلاثة ليسوا هم الأبطال بل هو صديقهم الفارس الرابع دارتانيانرواية ذات أبعاد تاريخية يتناول فيها الكاتب جانب من تاريخ ف...
  • Ben Babcock
    2014-05-29
    Thrilled by the excellent recent adaptation by the BBC, I decided it was time to finally read The Three Musketeers. I have vague memories of borrowing a book with a yellow hardback cover from the library when I was much, much younger. But at that precocious age I found the nineteenth century language and over-the-top tropes of romance and revenge difficult to enjoy, and I don’t recall if I ever finished it. This time, I did a little research an...
  • Paula W
    2016-12-29
    Although not as epic and awesome as The Count of Monte Cristo, I fully realize that nothing could be as epic and awesome as The Count. This, though, was super fun to read! Five big gold stars.